Matthew Cooke

I’m tying to capture those moments in our environment that uplift us and cause us to stop for a second.

– Matthew Cooke

Artist Bio:

Pen sketching and watercolour have drawn me into a journey into sketching landscapes, architecture and experiments.

Matthew Cooke
STILL LIFE OF FLOWERS
Pen, Ink on paper 590 x 770mm, framed
R13 500
Matthew Cooke
WINTERY WARMTH
Ink & watercolour on paper
280 x 350mm, Framed
R1 950

Growing up I had a grandfather who painted very classically styled watercolour landscapes and I gave it a go back then. I lost the urge for a long time after. Last year’s lockdown and all the stress that came with it, together with inspiration from my sister who has been painting for a while now, spurred me on to begin this journey that has turned into a bit of an obsession. Working from my own Instagram photos as well as others that I find all over the place online, I have been thoroughly enjoying the combination of loose penwork and watercolour.

Matthew Cooke
LANDSCAPE
Pen & Watercolour on paper 420 x 320mm, framed
R1 950

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Trushka Badenhorst,

To see is not necessarily to look, and to laugh is not necessarily to live.

There is really so much, much more …” – Trushka Badenhorst

Artist Bio:

With art at school, I started more than a decade after that with informal art lessons. Stopped for a long time, and started yet again.
Participated in a few group exhibitions in the past but the hunger to be FREE stayed, and in 2017 I started my full-time art career!

As an oil painter I recently stumbled upon charcoal and fell totally in-love with the medium! Also busy experimenting with acrylic, mixed media, recycle art and mosaics.

I’m really a broad-based creative – flexible,’pliable’ to change – redo, reconstruct, restore… The same reason why I mostly create to draw out an emotional response from the onlooker.

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CHIMÈNE TISON

Artist Statement:

“Nature and natural light feeds my soul!” – CHIMÈNE TISON


Through my landscape paintings, I try to convey how the scenery and light made me feel. Nostalgic, happy, grateful?


In capturing nature, I hope to remind the viewer of the simpler things in life. Those bringing us comfort
and calm. To ponder and return to a more wholesome way of living.


I layer in oils and love the ply-ability of the medium. Loose brush strokes, without much blending reflect
that nature as a whole is always beautiful even if some of its parts are not.

Chimène Tison VIEW FROM DEZALZE BIG DAM
Oil on canvas 520 x630mm, Framed
R1 950

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Melinda Brummer

ARTIST BIO

I was born in Johannesburg and settled in the Western Cape. I’v been painting professionally since 2016

My work speaks of expression and emotions. I use brushstrokes, pallet knife and Colour contrast to convey my message.

Melinda Brummer IMAGINE
Oil on canvas 300 x 400mm
R2 700

The 4 keywords for me is choices, freedom, satisfaction, humbleness.

The influences of Impressionism and Expressionistic Art is very visible in my work.

I paint portraits, wildlife, flowers, landscapes and sometimes still life too.

Artwork by Melinda displayed in previous Bright Street Gallery exhibitions:

PROTEAS by Melinda Brummer
Oil on canvas
900 x 1500mm
R7 500

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JALAUN SCHULTZ

“Colour is an important element in my art and the feeling and mood that different hues and shades can convey and create.” – Jalaun Schultz


I am a self-taught artist that resides in Somerset West. Some of my earliest memories are of me drawing – to create has always been a passion of mine. However, it took o few years to get back to that desired place.
After obtaining a qualification in law and spending a few years working – I finally had the time to breathe and focus on creativity after my daughter was born, as I stopped working full time.

Jalaun Schultz TAKE FLIGHT
Acrylic on canvas, 380 x 760mm
R1 800

Painting for me has always been a joy – a need to express the astounding beauty that often surrounds us often in the small and overlooked things such as a bright yellow lemon from my tree in the garden. The incredible detail in creation never ceases to amaze me and being able to interpret a fraction of that on a canvas is owe-inspiring.


My style of pointing is realistic, with the occasional nod towards abstraction, to incorporate additional unexpected elements – even if it’s just in the background of o particular artwork. Finding the perfect balance between realism and abstraction is a process that fascinates me – a journey, not just to point what I see but also what I feel. Artists who inspire me hove perfected balancing these opposite ends of the scale.


Additionally, colour is a very important element in my art, as the different shades and hues can set the mood or feeling of o piece.

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More artwork by Jalaun Schultz featured in previous exhibitions at Bright Street Gallery:

Jalaun Schultz
CONVERSATIONS FOR ALL SEASONS
Acrylic on canvas, 600 x 700 mm
R2 100
Jalaun Schultz
WINTER WEDDING
Acrylic on canvas, 800 x 900mm
R3 600
Jalaun Schultz HARVEST TABLE
Acrylic on canvas
560x710mm
R1 800
Jalaun Schultz
WAITING FOR SPRING
Acrylic on canvas
800x900mm
SOLD